Guilford County School District (Greensboro, N.C.) is a model for success in student achievement. As a large, diverse school district, Guilford County Schools has increased its graduation rate 9% over the past six years. In the past three years, the number of low-performing schools has fallen, and the number of high-performing schools has nearly doubled. Most importantly, students are being empowered to engage as leaders in their own education.
On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Capital Visitor Center, Room SVC 203-02 in Washington, D.C. in U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and U.S. Representative Howard Coble, along with the National Youth Leadership Council will host “Character, Community, and Curriculum: Achieving educational excellence with service-learning as demonstrated by Guilford County Schools, North Carolina.” They will discuss their district-wide model of success for youth leadership, student achievement, and school engagement outcomes utilizing service-learning as a key strategy.
- Alhosainy Altaher, Student, Grimsley High School, Guilford County Schools
- Brenda Elliott, Executive Director, Student Services and Character Development, Guilford County Schools
- Dan Fuller, Vice President Legislative Relations, Communities in Schools
- Maurice Green, Superintendent, Guilford County Schools
- Tyler Hardin, Student, Weaver Academy, Guilford County Schools, North Carolina
- Caryn Pernu, Program Strategies Director, National Youth Leadership Council
Kelita Bak, CEO, National Youth Leadership Council